Obama Turns His Focus to Latinos & Affordable Care, No Spanish Website Yet

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On Monday, President Barack Obama reminded constituents that the success of the Affordable Care Act does not revolve upon the performance of its website.

“We did not wage this long and contentious battle just around a website. That’s not what this is about,” Obama said, “We waged this battle to make sure that millions of Americans in the wealthiest nation on Earth finally have the same chance to get the same security of affordable, quality health care as everyone else.” 

According toNBC Latino, The less-than-spectacular launch of the ACA website, HealthCare.gov, caused the White House to delay the full launch of the Spanish-language sister site, CuidadoDeSalud.gov. It was initially scheduled to launch this week, as part of a broader effort to enroll Latinos for health insurance coverage. 

Obama asked people to sign up for insurance “the old-fashioned way” with phone calls or face-to-face appointments, until the site is up-to-speed.

He steered people towards the number 1-800-318-2596, where people can speak to a representative 24/7 in over 100 different languages. Additionally, users can get information about Obamacare at the Spanish-language site, but cannot apply online yet. 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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